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NEWS RELEASE: Jennifer Prather Named Director of Tourism for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership

Jennifer Prather has been named Director of Tourism, for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.

Prather joined the Greater Starkville Development Partnership in January 2013 as Special Events and Projects Coordinator to direct and oversee multiple special events for the GSDP and has served as Interim Director of Tourism since April 2016.

Scott Maynard, CEO, stated, “We are very excited to name Jennifer to this role.  She has done an excellent job in the interim and we are looking forward to what she will bring in the future. Her experience in this area will be an asset to the community. “

In this role, Prather will focus on the development and implementation of programs and campaigns to further establish and promote Starkville as a premier destination in the State of Mississippi and enhance quality of life for all citizens.

“I am honored to be chosen to fill this role and I look forward to serving my community by promoting Starkville. I am proud of Starkville and passionate about capitalizing on the opportunities that lie ahead of us,” says Prather.

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is comprised of the Starkville Area Chamber of Commerce, Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority, Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Starkville Main Street Association.